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LIVING ABOVE FEAR

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” – Jeremiah 33:3

Everyone has someone he or she turns to in times of trouble. When trouble comes, some people turn to their friends, while some turn to their family. Some run to witch doctors while others turn to idols. Some even turn to false prophets. In 1 kings 18:26-29, the Bible tells us how people called on the Baal, but he did not hear them. Do not turn to idols that have mouths but cannot speak. Do no put your trust a man of God. Put your trust in god only. The moment you trust in the prayers and powers of man, you are putting a curse on yourself (Jeremiah 17:5). Those who trust in the Lord, when trouble arises are the ones who triumph. Long after the trouble is gone, they will still be standing ( Psalm 125:1-2). It is only the Almighty God that is available at all times. Once in a while, we find ourselves in a situation where there seems to be no way. When there seems to be no way, turn to the One who is the Way, and He will take you through locked doors, as He did in the case of Peter in Acts 12:10.

Whenever you call on the Almighty God, He does not delay in answering. There is only one reason why you may call and he will not answer, that is if there is sin in your life and you refuse to let go of that sin. David said in Psalm 138:3- “In the day when I cried thou answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul”. This is the way of God. God does not delay. He doesn’t enjoy seeing his people in poverty, sickness or sorrow. He does not want you to suffer. If you let go of sin, there is no reason why your prayer will not be answered immediately. In Isaiah 43:1-7, twice the lord says to you: “Fear not”. This can mean several things. It could mean that there is something that can produce fear, but the Almighty God is saying that you should not pay attention to it. Fear comes from something you can see or hear. In 2 Corinthians 5:7, the Bible says we walk by faith and not by sight. In other words, we refuse to look at things that bring fright. Faith also comes by what we hear (Romans 10:17). When others are bringing their evil reports from the devil, you will have to decide on which one to choose. The report of the Lord is that, with Him, nothing shall be impossible. Therefore, Fear Not!

  • Pastor E.A Adeboye.